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Promise I did my due dilligence!

Postby jonymacmadcap on Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:42 pm

Hi all,
TOTAL noob here. I did my preliminary search here to see what I could find, I am having trouble with two things.

1ST: I am having trouble getting my Logitech Quickcam Communicate MP (S5500) to be seen by my machine. I did gut Windows all together and have been looking for some type of generic driver for the web cam. Any advice/help here?

Also, I seem not to be able to get Skype to run properly. I loaded the ubuntu version for the standard 32 bit machine and it is there, I can log in, but there are missing options that would allow me to seek out contacts etc. It feels incomplete, maybe I am wrong and need the cam operational or something before all functionality is there.....Pretty confused here.

I am on a Sony VGN A270P and running Helena if this helps.

Again any handholding and / or help in this would be much appreciated.

John
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Re: Promise I did my due dilligence!

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:08 pm

jonymacmadcap wrote:
1ST: I am having trouble getting my Logitech Quickcam Communicate MP (S5500) to be seen by my machine. I did gut Windows all together and have been looking for some type of generic driver for the web cam. Any advice/help here?
John


To help with the 1st issue:
Plug in the Webcam. Open a terminal -- Menu > Terminal and enter

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lsusb


Then copy and paste in this thread. Control C will not work to copy. After selecting the response to the command, right click for the context menu which has a copy option. You should receive an answer somewhat like this.

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dawgdoc@dawgdoc-laptop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:08dd Logitech, Inc. QuickCam for Notebooks
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


I tested the function of my webcam by installing an application named Cheese. I have not used Skype, so will be unable to help with the configuration.
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